October 28, 2016

CVU soccer girls heading down tournament trail

Senior Emma Davitt outpaces her opponents during a game earlier this month.(Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Senior Emma Davitt outpaces her opponents during a game earlier this month.(Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

October 24th, 2013

The top-seeded and unbeaten-untied Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team opened a potential fortnight of tournament action Wednesday (after the Observer’s press deadline) by playing host to 16th seeded Brattleboro Union High.

The Colonels came up from the south hauling a 3-8-3 record.

A victory would have coach Stan Williams’ unit at home Saturday afternoon against the winner of Wednesday’s contest between eighth seed Rutland High and ninth seed Mount Mansfield Union.

While a first round bye might have been nice, Williams had no problem with his team playing in the opening round.

The last all-winning season for the CVU girls was 1996.

That 14th and final regular season triumph came Saturday, a 4-0 thumbs upper over Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.

Lady Lightning Haliana Burhans scored twice to lift her season goal total to 22. Freshman Sierra Morton and Megan Gannon also fired goals.

Goalie Maddie Turnau ganered her 11th shutout, making one save.

—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent


  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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